|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||S$ 999||Average for round-trip flights in November 2021|
|Round-trip from||S$ 702||From Singapore Changi to Europe|
|One-way from||S$ 14||One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Europe|
SIN - LON
S$ 897 - S$ 1,307
9 - 23 °C
35 - 71 mm
The countries of Western Europe are prosperous and stable and first in mind for family holidays, while some of the Central and Eastern European states are luring budget-minded travellers keen to enjoy the sun outside the pricey Eurozone.
Europe’s capitals are jewel-like, each one more spectacular than the next. Paris is the City of Lights, the most beautiful and romantic capital; stately Vienna was the centre of the Habsburg Empire for more than 600 years; red-roofed Prague the city of a hundred spires and medieval Krakow, once royal capital of Poland.
The continent offers a wealth of holiday ideas: touring the Burren in Ireland, viewing the Northern Lights in Norway or Sweden, skiing in France or Switzerland or lying on the beach in Spain or Portugal.
Airlines offering cheap flights to Europe have opened up countries and revealed little-known tourist gems.
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Mediterranean summers are hot and winters mild. In central and northern Italy and France, the climate is more temperate with humid summers and cold, damp winters. Spain and Portugal can be very hot and dry in summer, with cold and wet winters. Winter in Madrid and Spain’s high central region can be quite cold.Central Europe has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot to warm and winters cold with temperatures below freezing. Snow can fall as early as mid-September in the Alps, and the ski resorts start opening in November and remain open until April.A continuation of the Gulf Stream (North Atlantic Drift) keeps the climate in Scandinavia, the UK, Ireland, and Iceland fairly mild.Most Europeans are on holiday in August. Some shops and attractions are closed in the cities, and the beaches and mountains are mobbed.
Europe is well connected by planes, trains and buses. It is easy to take flights between major cities, especially if you start or finish in the UK, Ireland, Germany, or France — all countries where low-cost carriers offer cheap Europe flights.
Trains run throughout mainland Europe and, since the Eurotunnel was constructed, also connect the UK to France. Check out www.raileurope.com for tickets and advice as well as interactive route maps.
Buses (coaches) are readily available and a much cheaper way of travelling. However, they are typically a lot slower and often more uncomfortable than trains. Eurolines is a good low-cost coach operator to check.
If you’re driving, consider renting a diesel car. Diesels often get better mileage and are a great deal in countries that subsidize diesel. Drive on the left in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and keep the speed below 130 kmph (80 mph) on the Autobahn.
Even if you’re planning on travelling independently, check out tours as many (such as a one-day city or 14-day country tour) can be combined with independent travel.
Most cheap flights to Europe from Singapore will depart from Singapore Changi Airport. From here, you can fly directly to several popular destinations. Direct flights to Istanbul with Turkish Airways take around 10h 55min. Singapore Airlines fly direct to London Heathrow in around 13h 25min, and to Paris in around 13h 20min. When flying on routes involving at least one stopover, journey times are unlikely to be drastically longer. Fly to Stockholm in around 14h 20min or to Barcelona in around 15h 15min. While direct flights to Europe are a little faster, bear in mind that while layover options may be cheaper – we recommend taking some time to compare flights to Europe to make sure you find the best Europe flight deals for you.
Mainland Europe has an excellent rail and road network so the easiest way to get around is by car or train. Before you book flights to Europe, find out if your destination airport offers deals on car hire. If your travel plans are flexible, you can buy a cross-country rail pass. Buses are also a convenient and affordable way to get around, however, book tickets in advance if you are travelling between cities or countries to get the best deals. In terms of getting around cities, many large cities in Europe have a metro system along with other public transport connections. Once you have found cheap flights to Europe, it’s worth checking if multi-day travel passes are available at your destination.
Before you book flights to Europe, check entry restrictions and visa costs if applicable. Singaporean citizens do not need a visa to visit Schengen zone countries and other destinations like the UK, but must ensure their passports are valid for the duration of their stay. Singaporean passport holders do need to obtain a visa for some European countries such as Russia. If you are travelling to a country that does not use Euro currency, you may still get a better rate by exchanging your money to Euros and then exchanging to local currency upon arrival. Compare rates at currency exchange bureaus to get the best deal as airports may charge more expensive rates.
You have booked your flights to Europe – now it’s time to start planning your trip! There are many ways to delve into European culture, from ancient remnants of the Roman, Greek and Byzantine empires scattered across southern and eastern Europe to world-renowned contemporary art galleries in cities like London and Barcelona. Mountain lovers can trek across Alpine trails or the Scottish highlands. Looking for a beach holiday? Head to the Balearic Islands or the Mediterranean coast to find unspoilt beaches and balmy waters.